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quarrel

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/
B2 an angry disagreement between two or more people or groups: They had a bitter quarrel about/over some money three years ago and they haven't spoken to each other since. We have no quarrel with the people of your country (= we have no reason to disagree with or dislike them). They seem to have patched up their quarrel (= finished their disagreement and started to be friendly).
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verb [I] uk   /ˈkwɒr.əl/  us   /ˈkwɔːr-/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
B2 to have an angry disagreement with someone: What did you quarrel about/over? She quarrelled with everyone in the village.
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Translations of “quarrel”
in Arabic جِدال, شِجار…
in Korean 말다툼…
in Malaysian pergaduhan…
in French dispute…
in Turkish tartışma, münakaşa, ağız kavgası…
in Italian litigio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爭吵,不和…
in Russian ссора, спор…
in Polish kłótnia, sprzeczka…
in Vietnamese sự cãi nhau…
in Spanish pelea, riña…
in Portuguese briga, discórdia, discussão…
in Thai การทะเลาะ…
in German der Streit…
in Catalan baralla, discussió…
in Japanese 口論, 言い合い…
in Indonesian pertengkaran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 争吵,不和…
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